View Full Version : Word Document from Webpage???

19 Oct 2005, 05:42 AM
Can anybody tell me how I can put a link on my website that when clicked will open up a word document?
so that I can set up printer friendly pages that people can print or edit in word documents from my site.

19 Oct 2005, 12:29 PM
You just link to the file as normal. If the use has word installed, then they will be able to open the file. However, many people do no own word so it's just not going to work. Also, word is a good source of viruses so it's not a format that people like to download over the net. Why not use some CSS and the @media print to make printable versions of your current pages or else put the content into PDF files. PDF files are much better supported than word and don't have virus problems so everbody is happy downloading them.